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2019-05-08 Economy
Ford dialing back F-150 V8 production due to dwindling demand
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-08 06:31|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6480 views ]  Top

#1 Flooding the market could result in price reductions.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-08 07:07||   2019-05-08 07:07|| Front Page Top

#2 Oh. Canada.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2019-05-08 09:40||   2019-05-08 09:40|| Front Page Top

#3 Replacing a V-8 with a turbo-charged 6 makes a lot of sense - power when needed with better gas mileage. I suspect sales numbers are still good.
Posted by SteveS 2019-05-08 10:06||   2019-05-08 10:06|| Front Page Top

#4 Depends... I buy light trucks because crawling in and out of subcompacts is a pain without help from the Jaws of Lifeā„¢. There is a market for people like me that miss the old steel battlewagons that used to be made before the CAFE Standards started downsizing everything.
Posted by magpie 2019-05-08 12:43||   2019-05-08 12:43|| Front Page Top

#5 After totaling my Avalanche, I bought an F-150 and love it. After test driving the 5.0 V-8 and the 3.6 Turbo V-6 my decision was easy: the Turbo had better initial response and acceleration through the curve. On paper the Turbo has more HP and more torque, and in practice gets great gas mileage. I am still wistful for my '91 3/4 ton Suburban 454 cu in with fuel injection. Caught up with an offensive Camaro once on the Houston loop.
Posted by brujotejano 2019-05-08 14:40||   2019-05-08 14:40|| Front Page Top

#6 I have the 3.5 T Eco boost in a Lincoln MKS...rated at 368 hp and i get ~22.5 mpg. The next gen is a 3.0 turbo at 400 hp.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2019-05-08 16:53||   2019-05-08 16:53|| Front Page Top

#7 Obviously turbo's make them run hotter. I wonder about engine life.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-08 17:25||   2019-05-08 17:25|| Front Page Top

#8 how does this affect towing captaincy?
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-05-08 17:31||   2019-05-08 17:31|| Front Page Top

#9 Having spent my hot rod days running turbos and superchargers, I won't use one in my personal vehicles. I've seen a jillion ways for them to break.
Just bought (in March) an F150 Coyote. The mileage benefit of the 6 would've been about 2mpg. I'm currently averaging ~19 mpg on the street in Houston. And it's got no problem moving an 8k lb trailer.
Posted by ed in texas 2019-05-08 17:58||   2019-05-08 17:58|| Front Page Top

#10 There's also the fact that the V8 will add 2 grand to the price.
Posted by ed in texas 2019-05-08 18:00||   2019-05-08 18:00|| Front Page Top

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